Senescence is a hard limit to growth that eventually overtakes all other variables.
Even if a colonized substrate can be "fed" and re-hydrated as nutrients and water are depleted while also removing metabolic waste products ("myc piss"), that has to happen all without introducing contamination at any point in the process.
That is particularly difficult in the case of feeding it, which is why no one does that to their subs. More than once, that is; many give it a try when they're still trying to master the process since it seems like it should work and would be a great advantage if it did. It's the kind of idea that a friend of mine describes as "unencumbered by practical experience," which can rarely produce awesome counter-intuitive breakthroughs but mostly don't work in practice. It's the embodiment of the observation that "In theory, there should be no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there's a difference."
If so, would a casing made from recolonized cakes initial fruit be considered its 1st or lets say 3rd flush assuming it flushed twice as a cake?
Do you mean taking spent cakes and using them as a source of casing material?
The question was phrased kind of ambiguously.
And FWIW, when searching the site for something specific it's much more productive to use DuckDuckGo or even g**gle if necessary (DDG sometimes gives far fewer and less-relevant results than GGL, but DDG doesn't track your searches). To search for a given topic or something a member has posted I get good results from typing (for example): "mycotopia[dot]net" "tvcasualty" "[keyword of the thing I'm looking for]"
if I'm looking for something I posted.
Edit: It's kind of blowing my mind that you've been a member here almost as long as I have.
Edited by TVCasualty, 18 November 2021 - 10:34 AM.